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Beijing, China, October 3, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – LehmanBrown, the China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm, is holding its next tax event in association with the British Chamber of Commerce in China on October 17, 2016. This free event headlines two top speakers ready to engage and introduce the audience to important information for UK… Read More

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Understanding UK and China Taxes: An Important Event For Cross-Border Business

Beijing, China, October 3, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – LehmanBrown, the China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm, is holding its next tax event in association with the British Chamber of Commerce in China on October 17, 2016. This free event headlines two top speakers ready to engage and introduce the audience to important information for UK… Read More

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CITIC And SBCVC To Inject $50M In Digital Domain To Bet On Virtual Reality

CITIC Ltd. and SB China Capital (SBCVC) have invested HK$190 million (US$24.5 million) in Hong Kong-listed visual effects content producer Digital Domain Holdings Ltd. as strategic investors, the companies announced. The two investment firms and a private investor named Zheng Hao Investments Ltd. acquired HK$84 million, HK$84 million and HK$22.512 million worth of convertible notes […]

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Hillhouse Joins $100M Series C Round In Mobike As Bike Sharing Battle Heats Up

Shanghai-based bike sharing mobile app Mobike has raised over US$100 million in a new round of financing led by Hillhouse Capital and Warburg Pincus, a few days after Didi Chuxing invested tens of millions of U.S. dollars in rival start-up ofo, signaling the pair are ready to embark on an intensive battle to grab market […]

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China’s Zoomlion Eyes $481M Industry M&A And Reform Fund

car11Chinese construction machinery manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd. plans to establish an industry investment vehicle with a fundraising target of RMB3.21 billion (US$481 million) to capitalize on industrial consolidation and state-owned enterprise reforms. China’s central and local governments, as well as state-owned enterprises (SOE) and industry associations, have been launching industry […]

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HNA-Caissa Travel Leads $82M Series B Round In HNA Travel Finance Unit

travel-copy-5HNA-Caissa Travel Group has led a RMB550 million (US$82 million) series B financing round in a travel financial services subsidiary under the HNA Group. HNA-Caissa Travel, 31.79% owned by the HNA Group, will own 7.94% stake and become the second largest shareholder of Yisheng Jinfu Holding Group, a HNA unit focused on providing travel-related financial […]

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Qihoo 360-Backed Live Video Mobile App Raises $45M In Series A Round

videoLive streaming mobile app Huajiao Live Video, backed by Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., has raised RMB300 million (US$45 million) in a series A funding, in yet another deal in the red hot live video sector. The lead investor is a Chinese state-owned entity named Zhongshoujian, whose identity cannot be verified. Qihoo 360 also joined […]

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Chinese Tech Giants Drive Different Ways To Lead Smart Car Revolution

carChina’s largest Internet companies, including Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings Ltd., are rushing to establish themselves as leaders in the smart car revolution with distinctively different strategies. These tech giants want to shape the future of the world’s largest automobile market, which despite a growth deceleration still expanded 7.3% in new vehicles sold last […]

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Chinese Government To Establish National VR Industry Alliance

vrChina’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has teamed up with companies and research institutions to establish a virtual reality (VR) industry alliance to enhance the development of the VR ecosystem in China. The association, named the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA), will do so by promoting technology innovation and the formulation of […]

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CAC Capital To Acquire China Business Of Denmark’s NKT Cable

cablefCAC Capital Management, a Shenzhen-based venture and private equity firm, has agreed to acquire the China business of Denmark’s NKT Holding, a cables and wires supplier. The deal has an enterprise value of €14.3 million (RMB107 million), says an announcement. “We have been in China for a long time and executed well on some milestone […]

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中国游客助力英国收获夏季入境游客量历史新高

据上周公布的一份统计数据显示,今年7月,英国入境游规模突破历史记录,入境游客达380万人次,同比增长了2个百分点。 7月,国际游客在英国的消费达25亿英镑,比去年同期增长了4个百分点。 英国国家统计局公布的数据显示,该月也创下了英国最大入境旅游市场——欧盟成员国游客赴英旅游的最高纪录,达230万人次,同比去年7月增长3%。 包括对英国最具价值游客市场的美国在内的北美市场也有强劲的增长势头,入境游人数增长了5%,达到58万人次。 来自澳大利亚、中国、海湾地区及印度等“世界其他地区”的游客增至79万人次,增长了6个百分点。 2016年年初至今,英国入境游游客已达到2110万人次,创下历史新高,相比去年同期增长了2%。同期游客入境消费额为117亿英镑。 2015年前往英国旅游的中国游客数量增长快速,达到27万人次,相比2014年提升了46%;在英消费共计5.86亿英镑,同比增长18%,让中国升至英国最具价值的入境游市场前十之列。 本月早些时候,英国旅游局在中国启动了全新的数字营销活动,让访英旅行的预定变得更便捷。

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Li Ka-Shing And Foundations Acquire 2.8% Of Postal Savings Bank Of China

banksss90999eeeThe Li Ka Shing Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, disclosed that Li and three of his foundations have purchased 2.8% of Postal Savings Bank of China Co. Li Ka-shing has absolute confidence in the Chinese bank, and is investing as a personal long-term investment, according to an announcement. Li […]

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Zhongnan Capital Leads $15M Venture Round In SaaS Firm Owtware

mobile-internetZhongnan Capital, a direct investment fund under Chinese property and construction conglomerate Zhongnan Holdings Group Co., Ltd., has invested nearly RMB100 million (US$15 million) in Owtware (Shanghai) Technology Ltd., an enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) firm. “Cloud computing has become the core of the IT sector, and is increasingly driving enterprise innovation,” says an […]

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Huasheng Capital Leads New Venture Round In Online Education Firm ZMlearn.Com

educationHuasheng Capital, a venture capital unit of Chinese investment banking firm China Renaissance Partners, has led a new funding round in ZMlearn.com, an online education start-up. The company says it will use the proceeds, amounting to hundreds of millions RMB, to improve the network of partnering teachers, enhance its online exercise database, and further cooperation […]

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品牌全新艺术元素“铂尔曼艺术家的游乐场”在香港首站启动

中国香港 2016年09月29日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 雅高酒店集团宣布铂尔曼品牌全新艺术元素“艺术家的游乐场(Pullman Artist Playground)”在香港作全球首站启动。香港柏宁铂尔曼酒店以美籍香港摄影师Michael Kistler《Melt With You》的香港城市夜景系列摄影作品展示,成为首家参与这一全球最新品牌标志性艺术活动的酒店。 铂尔曼酒店分布在充满活力的都会城市,推崇设计、艺术、摄影和当地文化的品牌理念。各品牌酒店通过与全球知名艺术家和设计师合作,诠释全新的艺术家的游乐场(Artist Playground)的品牌理念,赋予艺术更多活力和意义。铂尔曼艺术家的游乐场(Pullman Artist Playground)以部分画廊和部分工作室的展现形式,通过融合本地特色、独特文化和独具匠心的视觉融合,为客人带来富有创意、难以忘怀的体验。 雅高酒店集团大中华区首席运营官莫力(Michel Molliet)表示:“我们非常高兴能够在香港柏宁铂尔曼酒店以Michael Kistler的最新都市夜景系列摄影作品,发起铂尔曼艺术家的游乐场(Pullman Artist Playground )品牌活动。这一摄影展通过艺术、设计和本地文化展示,在这被喻为全球具活力的香港为香港柏宁铂尔曼酒店客人提供体验品牌标志元素的机会。” 摄影展将在位于铜锣湾中心地带现代繁忙的Ebb & Flow大堂吧展出,由现在开始持续至2017年2月。 Ebb & Flow设计富现代简约感,配合最新科技的设备,以及多类型美食,确保了时髦现代的体验式生活方式。 Ebb & Flow不仅是酒店的大堂吧,其前沿的理念,融合创意、舒适、发现和享乐主义的生活方式,而成为现今追求高度连接的年轻一代和热爱周游列国的旅行家们的聚会目的地选择。 此次,香港柏宁铂尔曼酒店与国际知名Galerie Junger画廊联手,带来Kistler八幅富有创意、以摄影师的镜头呈现出关于香港日常城市景观及都市各种面貌相互重叠、共存及结合所产生最独一无二画面的艺术作品,这些照片成功地呈现城市景色,窥视城市人的日常生活,显露出立体鲜明的个性特色。 Michael Kistler来自美国明尼苏达州,旅居亚洲多个城市达十五年之久。在日本东京生活的十年间,他尝试以朦胧的角度、移动、抽象的方式呈现景观,从而形成了其特有的摄影风格。到香港生活后的Kistler被这里抽象的人文与繁忙的城市的连接所吸引,在Kistler看来,静态的城市景观下,人们来来往往,创造稍纵即逝的精彩瞬间的动态景象。 Michael Kistler的作品被广泛展出并出版。 关于香港柏宁铂尔曼酒店 柏宁酒店耗资港币三亿元进行翻新工程,于2015年1月1日起加入铂尔曼酒店及度假酒店网络,以全新面貌接待来自世界各地的宾客。酒店位于香港主要购物娱乐区铜锣湾,除了设施齐全,832间全新装潢客房设计时尚,强调宾客对空间的讲究,更难得一次过拥有城市景观、维多利亚港以及维多利亚公园三大让人惊叹的香港独有景致。酒店共开设两家餐厅及一家酒吧,当中包括于2016年9月8日正式开业,令人期待多时的SKYE天台酒吧及餐廳。 关于铂尔曼 铂尔曼酒店及度假酒店,雅高酒店集团旗下新一代的时尚型高端酒店品牌,为寻求高度连接的旅行者提供高效和健康的完美平衡 铂尔曼酒店以其领先的商务、健身和餐饮设施及专注创新的设计,吸引着“全球流浪者”。铂尔曼在欧洲、非洲、中东、亚太和拉丁美洲31个国家拥有超过117家酒店和度假酒店。 雅高酒店集团是国际领先的酒店运营商,目前在全球95个国家运营4,000多家酒店,雇用超过24万名员工。… Read More

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北京中国大饭店任命陈韦霖先生为市场销售总监

中国北京 2016年09月29日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 北京中国大饭店任命陈韦霖先生为市场销售总监。陈韦霖先生将直接向香格里拉酒店集团副总裁及北京中国大饭店总经理謝國林先生汇报,并负责北京中国大饭店市场销售部全面运营工作。 陈韦霖先生来自香港,拥有丰富的酒店管理经验。陈先生在奢华酒店集团工作近30年,其中20多年任职于香格里拉酒店集团,工作区域遍布香港、马拉西亚、泰国及中国大陆。中国大饭店对于陈先生来说并不陌生,他曾在2002年至2004年在中国大饭店担任市场销售总监。在加入中国大饭店之前,曾担任曼谷香格里拉大酒店市场销售总监。 “中国大饭店是北京地标性的建筑,它见证了首都的光辉历史和这座城市的迅速发展。我们很高兴酒店舒适经典客房、套房及公寓在2017年将全新亮相,我们将全心致力于为宾客提供香格里拉热情好客服务,为宾客创造难以忘怀的美好经历。对于酒店来说,这是一个激动振奋人心的时刻,我很高兴此刻加入这个充满活力的团队,和大家一起为酒店发展共同奋斗,再造辉煌!”陈韦霖先生说。 中国大饭店矗立于北京外交及商务活动的中心地带——中国国际贸易中心商圈,毗邻国贸商场。中国大饭店被中国国家旅游局评为“中国白金五星级旅游饭店”,荣获此奖项的酒店在中国大陆地区仅有三家。同时,中国大饭店还被《CondeNast旅行者》杂志年度读者评选为“亚洲最佳75强酒店”;荣登期刊“黄金名录”;被《欧元杂志》、《Frommer旅行指南》及《亚洲财经》评选为“北京最佳酒店”;被《亚太商务旅行》《商旅(中国)》杂志评选为“北京最佳商务酒店”以及被《福布斯杂志》评选为“中国最佳五十家商务酒店”。 总部设在香港的香格里拉酒店集团是全球知名酒店管理公司,目前拥有和管理98家香格里拉品牌的酒店,客房量已超过40,000间。香格里拉是五星级的豪华酒店品牌,提供高品质的设施和服务。目前,香格里拉品牌的酒店分布在澳大利亚、加拿大、中国大陆、斐济、法国、香港、印度、印度尼西亚、日本、马来西亚、马尔代夫、毛里求斯、蒙古共和国、缅甸、菲律宾、卡塔尔、新加坡、阿曼、台湾、泰国、土耳其、阿联酋和英国。此外,集团还有众多新的酒店项目正在筹措中,主要分布在中国大陆、柬埔寨、香港、印度、缅甸、菲律宾、沙特阿拉伯和斯里兰卡。… Read More

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万豪国际旗下领先酒店品牌扩张至30个

中国北京 2016年09月29日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 今天,酒店业最标志性、最具远见卓识的企业——万豪国际(纳斯达克股票代码:MAR)完成了对喜达屋酒店与度假酒店国际集团的收购,旗下声望卓著、倍受青睐的品牌数量由此增加至30个。 时下,人们在旅行途中愈发重视丰富的个性化体验,而万豪国际则提供了史无前例、最多元化的酒店选择。如今,万豪国际在全球110多个国家拥有超过5,700家酒店,客房总数超过110万间,无论旅行者前往世界哪个角落,都能够找到最一流的酒店和度假酒店。 万豪旗下领先的忠诚计划——万豪礼赏(包括丽思卡尔顿礼赏)和SPG俱乐部——将开始在members.marriott.com网站上让会员关联账户,会员由此将享受到以上每一个计划提供的对应礼遇和体验。任何一个计划的会员都将在另外两个计划中获得同等级别的会籍,也能够在三个计划之间互转积分,以及用积分兑换更多目的地的旅行体验。关联账户后,会员可按3:1的比例转换积分(万豪礼赏3积分 = SPG俱乐部1个Starpoint),积分可用来兑换住宿,或在“万豪礼赏瞬时开启”和SPG俱乐部的“SPG Moments专属时刻”平台上兑换参加精彩活动的资格。 垂询有关此次并购的更多商业与财务信息,请浏览:《万豪国际完成收购喜达屋酒店与度假酒店国际集团之交易,全球最大、最优酒店企业诞生,继续为宾客提供无与伦比的体验》 垂询更多消费者相关信息与会员礼遇,请浏览:《万豪国际旗下领先酒店品牌扩充至30个之多,为非凡旅行体验设定全球新标准,为忠诚会员带来更丰厚礼遇》… Read More

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Principle Capital Co-Leads $45M Venture Round In Hongyuan Era Sports

sportsPrinciple Capital and Shanghai Elegant Investment Co., Ltd have led a RMB300 million (US$45 million) funding round in Hongyuan Era Sports Industry Group, a Chinese sports training, events and technology company. The two investment firms are both founded by former executives at Huaxia Fund Management Group Ltd., a Chinese investment management firm. Enthusiasm in the […]

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中国国航开通北京直飞波兰华沙航线

中国国航目前已正式开通了北京-华沙直飞航线,为赴北欧的游客提供了更多方便的选择。 北京-华沙直飞航班号为CA737/8,每周4班,班期为一、三、五、六。 去程航班北京时间02:30起飞,华沙当地时间06:20抵达;回程航班华沙当地时间14:10起飞,北京时间次日04:30抵达。 该航线启用空客330-200执飞,公务舱180度全平躺座椅,全舱配备个人娱乐系统。 位于维斯瓦河两岸的华沙既是波兰的首都,也是该国家的政治、经济和文化中心。统计数字显示,2015年6月至2016年5月,中国与华沙之间的年双向流量为10.6万人次,同比增长8.4%。 为满足两国之间旅客日益增长的需求,国航北京-华沙直飞航线开通后,国航与波兰航空作为星空联盟的成员,将开展一系列共享合作。 该航线是国航继2015年开通北京-明斯克-布达佩斯航线以后,开通的第二条中国至中东欧地区的航线。 目前,国航是中欧之间最大的航空承运人。每周提供近200个航班往返中欧之间。国航北京至华沙航线的开通后,国航拥有的中欧航线将增至24条,覆盖伦敦、巴黎、慕尼黑、法兰克福、杜塞尔多夫、维也纳、日内瓦、马德里、巴塞罗那、罗马、米兰等19个欧洲主要城市。

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LeEco’s Cloud Unit Leads $54M Funding Round In Panda TV

pandatvLeEco’s cloud computing unit has led a RMB360 million (US$54 million) funding round in Panda TV, an online live video streaming platform launched by Wang Sicong, the son of Dalian Wanda Group chairman Wang Jianlin. In return, Le Cloud will own around 15% of Panda TV, indicating that the one-year-old start-up is valued at RMB2.4 […]

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Lightspeed, Sinovation Join Series B+ Round In Robotics Start-Up A.I. Nemo

robotsLightspeed Venture Partners, Sinovation Ventures and Chengwei Capital have participated in a series B+ round in A.I. Nemo, a Chinese smart hardware and robotics start-up. Founded in 2014, Beijing-based A.I. Nemo has raised nearly US$30 million combined in a series A and series B funding round, the company said without giving out specific financial details. […]

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Aier Eye Hospital Invests $30M In Qihoo 360 Ahead Of Potential Back-Door A-Share Listing

qihoo360Shenzhen-listed Aier Eye Hospital Group Co., Ltd. has agreed to invest US$30 million in Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. to capitalize on a potential A-share listing of the privatized Internet company at a much higher valuation. The investment, to be done via a subsidiary of Aier Eye Hospital, is a first for Qihoo 360 after […]

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Translink Capital, Hina Group Joins $10M Series A In Smart Device Start-Up XGene

googleglassTranslink Capital, Hina Group and China Aviation Industrial Fund have jointly invested in a series A round worth around US$10 million in XGene, a Chinese smart device start-up. Founded in 2011, Beijing-based XGene focuses on developing ultra-small, long-distance and high-precision automotive binocular technology that can be used on self-driving cars, drones, robotics and other smart […]

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